See all 25 photos. Nissan appears to be getting some of its mojo back. The brand has been a ship on a stormy sea, using big discounts and fleet sales as life preservers, as the vessel listed badly. And let's not even get into the former captain, Carlos Ghosn, who languished in a Japanese prison until his made-for-movie escape to Lebanon where he remains a fugitive at large.
But the mainstream Japanese brand cut costs and stripped its focus to core vehicles and regions. Now we are starting to see what the comeback story looks like. This is the third generation of the Rogue that dates to For the model year, the Rogue gets a new look, powertrain, underpinnings, and a lot of standard safety and convenience features. As Nissan streamlines the lineup to be more competitive in the U.
After all, the small family crossover is Nissan's best-selling vehicle in the U. The Rogue is built in Japan and in Smyrna, Tennessee. MotorTrend drove a Nissan Rogue in the new Platinum top trim, and with all-wheel drive, in California, which provided us with our first test results. Get the full results here. For our Detroit evaluation drive, we instead hopped in a front-drive model in the more affordable SV volume trim.
There are four trims in total. There is a lot of standard equipment across the model line, including a raft of collision prevention technology billed as Safety Shield Every Rogue gets lane departure warning, front and rear automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Higher trims add ProPilot Assist, Nissan's hands-on semi-autonomous driving aid that combines adaptive cruise control, lane centering, and traffic jam assist. ProPilot is introduced at the SV trim level. It is easy to use: Press the blue button on the steering wheel to activate and then a second click sets the speed of the adaptive cruise.
ProPilot kept the vehicle between the lines—never crossing over or even coming close—but it made constant corrections as it read the road which felt jerky at times. The best systems keep the vehicle centered without pinging from side to side.
Although some of my California colleagues experienced the system deactivating if an oncoming turn was too tight, I did not experience this. The Platinum has a wow factor with its diamond-quilted leather seats. The SV is a definite step down, and though the black leatherette seats might not impress your date, they won't disappoint either. The top trims also brag that you can toss out your cords: charging and connecting to Apple CarPlay is wireless.
Buyers of the SV need to keep their cables a little longer, but the USB ports are front and center, easy to access and use.The Nissan Rogue is entering the model year with a carefully considered redesign that aims to put it back in the compact-crossover hunt. While the outgoing model had become uncompetitive over the years against the newer Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4this new Rogue looks more attractive on the outside, features a more upscale cabin, and promises improved driving dynamics.
Nissan says the Rogue rides on a new platform, but it doesn't change much in size compared with its predecessor. The wheelbase is the same, but overall length shrinks by 1. There's less cargo space behind the second row of seats, with the new model offering 37 cubic feet to the old model's The new design is said to be taken from Nissan's Xmotion concept carand we like the chunkier look, especially at the rear where the squared-off greenhouse gives the new Rogue nice proportions.
An updated version of the Rogue's 2. This engine makes horsepower and lb-ft of torque, improvements of 11 hp and 6 lb-ft. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard across the board, and front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. Nissan claims fuel economy goes up by 1 to 2 mpg depending on model, with the Rogue achieving between 28 mpg and 30 mpg combined.
S, SV, and SL trim levels carry over, and there's a new loaded Platinum model that has extras including a Two-tone exterior color options with a black roof will also be offered for more visual variety.
Most driver-assistance features are standard equipment even on the base model, and Nissan's ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous system is available on the SL and Platinum. The Rogue's upgraded interior looks good, with a fresh dashboard design and an apparent uptick in material quality. Nissan says the rear seat offers more kneeroom and headroom, and there are additional niceties for passengers, including optional rear-window sunshades and tri-zone climate control on higher trims.
The center console area offers more storage than before thanks to a space-saving electronic shifter setup. A head-up display is offered on the Rogue Platinum. The Rogue will go on sale this fall. New Cars. Buyer's Guide. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Future Cars Worth Waiting For: View Photos. John Roe Car and Driver. The Nissan Rogue gets a comprehensive redesign with more attractive exterior styling and a nicer interior.
It is powered by a hp 2. The Rogue will arrive at Nissan dealerships this fall. Rogue Revealed. How Will the Rogue Stack Up? You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From News. Join the Conversation Show Comments LoadingDougs Muro July 22, The Nissan Rogue has been one of the most popular small SUVs on the market, so it came as no surprise when Nissan decided to capitalize on the nameplate with the spinoff Rogue Sport a few years ago.
Unfortunately, the Rogue Sport fails to live up to the expectations set by the Rogue. A few standout aspects prevent the Nissan Rogue Sport from being a non-starter. Cargo space with the rear seats up or folded is similarly generous and borders on class-leading.
All the necessary information about — Nissan Rogue Sport read on. However, the Rogue Sport does well in the areas that people care about most: fuel efficiency and cargo capacity. All models come with a 2. Nissan Rogue Sport — see interior and exterior photos in the article. We know a fully digital instrument cluster will be available, and the 9. Init received an updated front end. With this model still relatively fresh, we expect the Nissan Rogue Sport to arrive as a carryover model.
As a carryover, the Nissan Rogue Sport will roll in boasting almost an indistinguishable look relative to the model. This will include the same wide V-motion grille, sleek headlights with LED signatures, LED fog lights, a rising character line, plastic lower body cladding, and wraparound taillights with LED piping.
Inside, the new Rogue Sport brought in a surprisingly sporty cabin. This included a flat-bottom steering wheel, gloss-black trim, a 7-inch touchscreen, and available leather upholstery. We expect the interior to remain the same, including its standard features.
We also expect the Nissan Rogue Sport to continue with the same powertrain as the current model, which pairs a horsepower 2.
This setup ships power to the front wheels or all four wheels with its optional all-wheel drive. In the safety department, the current Rogue Sport has all the standard advanced tech the IIHS likes to see: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, rear automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. We expect these standard features to carry on unchanged.
New Nissan Rogue Sport — see the photo on this page! The new model is an inch and a half shorter than before, at about inches from nose to tail, yet manages to appear more imposing in photographs thanks to its more vertical fascia, more upright stance and chunkier proportions.
Up front, the double V-Motion grille returns, now flanked by a split headlamp design. The new configuration puts the daytime running light signature up top, separating the standard LED headlamps into their own pod below.The all-new Rogue crossover is the first of five new or redesigned Nissan models that will enter production in the next year. Marketing and Sales.
The all-new Rogue has the most standard safety technologies in its class 1and is the latest Nissan model to feature Nissan Safety Shield standard across the entire lineup. The Rogue also offers 10 standard supplemental air bags and extended crumple zones to help protect occupants. The interior of the Rogue is a true "family hub," designed to provide comfort and utility for everyone in both the front and rear seats.
Now, a driver or passenger can unlock a rear door with a touch of a button on the rear door handle or unlock all doors by pressing twicerather than needing to unlock with buttons on the front door handles.
The rear doors themselves are extra-wide open nearly 90 degrees, making it easier to get a child seat in or out, and also easing ingress and egress. The rear seat offers flexible and convenient child seat installation in all three seating positions — so adults or older children can sit on either side of a center-positioned child seat.
The new Rogue "butterfly" opening front center console allows for easy "pass-back" access to the second row. And, with the available Remote Engine Start 2 with Intelligent Climate Control, parents can heat or cool the interior before placing a young child in a cold or hot vehicle.
Rear seat comfort features include standard reclining NASA-inspired Zero Gravity low-fatigue spinal support seating and available heated seats.
Both rear doors also feature available class exclusive pull-up sunshades 4 to remove unwanted direct sunlight.
The rear cargo area is accessible through the newly available motion-activated tailgate. Also, the inner right side of the cargo area behind the wheel arch is intended for securing wider items or groceries like a gallon of milk. Drivers can enjoy the ease of connecting without cords. A new wireless smartphone charger allows phones with a range of charge power applications watt maximum to be charged while driving.
The charger platform is located on the center console, in front of the electronic shifter lever and twin cupholders. Getting vehicle information is also easy, thanks to the Rogue's digital display integration featuring three high-tech displays.
The combination of a full-color The head-up display, another first for Rogue, is designed to help reduce the driver's workload and stress — keeping surroundings and the road ahead in sight while accessing a range of vehicle information. At Below the head-up display in the instrument panel is an available advanced fully digital meter display, measuring Using specially designed background graphics, image quality and contrast has been greatly enhanced. Both the The third of three Rogue digital displays is located in the center of the wide instrument panel.Unlike the regular model, the Sport model features better and aggressive styling.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Will Introduce Two New Colors
Nissan has elevated the styling of the upcoming model with some small changes and updates here and there. Like the previous model, the upcoming Nissan Rogue Sport will deploy the same engine. Under the hood of this model is a 2. Inthis model received some updates that involve some modifications mostly on the front end.
So, because these changes are relatively fresh, we expect the Nissan Rogue to come with minimal exterior updates. As a carryover, the upcoming Nissan Rogue Sport will use the same platform as the previous model.
Also, the same design and shape are present. However, we can see some small visual modifications that give this model an indistinguishable better look compared to the model.
Inside, the new Nissan Rogue Sport host a spacious and surprisingly sporty cabin. Furthermore, because it sits on the same platform as the predecessor, we can expect the same arrangments. With two rows of seats, this model can host five occupants comfortably. On top of that, the manufacturer added more features and now this model included a flat-bottom steering wheel, gloss-black trim, a 7-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, a USB port, a four-speaker audio system, and much more.
In the safety department, the Rogue Sport has all the standards to get the best rating. However, IIHS has yet to complete testing. This model comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning. Also, the manufacturer will add automatic rear braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The upcoming Nissan Rogue Sport is the model that will be powered with a single-engine option.
Under this model is a 2. Like the previous model, the new one will use the same continuously variable transmission. This setup will send power to the front wheels as standard, while all-wheel drive is still optional. Duo to the outbreak with Coronavirus, the release date of the new Nissan Rogue Sport is delayed. So, we can expect this model to debut later this year. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.Dougs Muro July 22, When it debuted inthe second-generation Nissan Rogue was stylish and up to date.
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Through the years, the ever-changing crossover segment quickly blew by it, leaving it looking dated. The Nissan Rogue will be 1. Inside, the redesigned Nissan Rogue will adopt a modern and upscale look, especially in higher trims. This new design will include a dash-top touchscreen, a wide and clutter-free HVAC interface, contrasting color options, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a butterfly-opening center console storage area, and a Divide-n-Hide cargo-management system.
In higher trims, buyers will enjoy premium leather seating in SL models and quilted semi-aniline leather seating in the range-topping Platinum trim. All the necessary information about — Nissan Rogue read on. Compact crossovers are a particularly important model for any full-line automaker, and the Rogue SUV is big business for Nissan. The Rogue receives a much-needed redesign for the model year and offers more attractive styling, modernized interior tech, and—hopefully—improved acceleration performance and driving dynamics.
Nissan says the latest-generation Rogue will go into production later this year and will roll onto dealer lots this fall.
Yes, the Rogue is a good compact SUV. The Rogue also comes with a slew of standard safety and technology features. On top of that, it has a good predicted reliability rating. However, it fails to live up to the competition when it comes to performance. Not only is the Rogue slow to accelerate, but its continuously variable automatic transmission causes the underpowered engine to drone loudly at times.
Nissan Rogue — see interior and exterior photos in the article. Whatever tricks exist behind the wheel might pale in comparison to how Nissan has made the Rogue smaller yet roomier. Some of that space is made up for with clever packaging. The gear shifter is now a more compact electronic shifter in the center console. The console splits into upper and lower levels, so purses, tablets, or other precious items can be stowed out of sight but conveniently close at hand.
The storage area under the elbow rest was also redesigned. Up to four USB ports are available, with two Type-C and two Type-A, and large cupholders in the doors can accommodate ounce bottles, according to Nissan. No need for fishing keys out of pockets—keyless start is one of many standard convenience features.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility continue to be standard, and the 8. Wireless charging is available, as is wireless CarPlay. Sorry, Android users, you still need the USB umbilical cord. Like last year, it includes rear door alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, active lane control, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic rear braking, which was not standard for Adaptive cruise control is still optional.
Nissan upgraded its navigation and driver assistance features in the Rogue. The available ProPilot Assist system uses GPS and map data so the system can plan for slowdowns around curves or near exits.
In stop-and-go traffic, the adaptive cruise control can stop for up to 30 seconds without any intervention needed for the driver; last year it was only three seconds. New Nissan Rogue — see the photo on this page! Nissan describes the new Rogue as having a premium appearance. We concur. Measuring 1. The standard headlights also have multi-level LED technology with an expanded illumination area.
For the first time ever, the new Rogue will offer buyers a total of five two-tone exterior color combinations in addition to the regular color palettes.New Nissan Rogue has been finally spotted on the roads. The next-gen Rogue will introduce plenty of changes. We had an opportunity to see a prototype during testing in the United States. Heavy camouflage clearly suggests a significant redesign.
The shape will remain, but some parts are looking boxier than before. Maybe this is just an illusion. It looks like the new Rogue will be slightly larger than its predecessor.
Interior will get plenty of tech updates and Nissan will offer more quality materials. It is yet unknown if Rogue will continue with the same 2. The forthcoming Nissan Rogue will be the next-gen model.
Knowing that we expect a total redesign. The shape looks boxier but not significantly. It appears the all-new crossover will be larger than the current model. Heavy camouflage perfectly hides further modifications and newest available features. We hope for Nissan to deliver an XMotion Concept design. That includes larger lateral window and split headlights. The rear end will get horizontal taillights that are narrower now.
2021 Nissan Rogue Redesign, Colors, and Hybrid Engine
The floating roof design is visible even under the camo. It seems the Rogue crossover will look sportier than before. ForNissan will introduce nine exterior colors for its next-gen Rogue crossover. Metallic exterior paints, the Nissan Rogue will be available with numerous other choices. To this day, it is not clear which engine will power a new Nissan Rogue.
Next-generation models usually introduce a new drivetrain option. It seems that Nissan will keep the existing 2. If a new engine arrives, it will be a 2. This engine is available on the Nissan Altima sedan.
Keeping a 2. The automaker will also prepare a new Nissan Rogue Sport model. This model will get numerous updates. We expect new grille, revised headlights, and new exterior colors. A sporty variant could also get new alloy wheels. From the inside, Rogue Sport will continue to offer tight space in the back. On the other hand, Nissan will improve safety with more standard features. The new touchscreen unit will be optional and automaker could also increase the number of buttons on the Cockpit.
Mechanically, nothing will change.